Public School - Dallas

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181 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Public School is a fun, school-themed gastropub that features a wide selection of local craft beers, classic drafts and craft cocktails. PS delivers "An Education in the Art of Food & Beer." We offer a chef-driven menu that is made from scratch using only the freshest quality ingredients. "Recess" (aka Happy Hour) is held Monday through Friday from 3pm-6pm. Brunch is in session every Saturday and Sunday until 3pm
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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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vipSparkyGray
Dallas
44 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Love this restaurant, but ran into some disappointing service during this visit. We had to go to the bar to get refills on our drinks at one point, and the person refilling the drinks was our waitress. Food also took 20+ minutes to arrive at the table following order submission. I know they’re dealing with staffing issues like everyone else, but this still fell very short of modified expectations.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place to get a PB&J hamburger! Service was outstanding!

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SuzieK
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cool concept absolutely loved it and the food was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and food. Was disappointed brunch is only on weekends.

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MEKIAB
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding. Eddie, our server took care of us. Had a great experience although the flies outside wanted to enjoy the food, just as much as I did.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I had the crispy fish tacos which weren’t very crispy; the fish was mushy and the taco shells were leathery but the fries were excellent. My friend had elote shrimp which she said was fantastic.
Service was exceptionally friendly and incredibly slow. Every time we need something we had to look around for a summon the waitress.
Lastly, inside the restaurant was hotter than outside so no bueno on the ambiance though it was decorated nicely and clean.

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PaigeF
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Lots of stuff not available on the menu. Same for drinks. Not a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Date night with hubby.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The place was nice, the staff were nice and the seating was comfortable. The food was the true downfall. I feel it was truly overpriced especially when a side of the Mac and cheese is $8.50 but taste like hamburger helper. I had the the Korean watermelon bbq the portion sizes are horrible. To pay $24.50 for a single rib and the smallest chicken quarter you can imagine is ridiculous. Would I return again probably not. Drinks were good though. The watermelon mojito is tasty.

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JamieG
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I really enjoyed Public school 214. It was my first time visiting. I will definitely return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Food was just ok and the server was inattentive during our visit and got everyone’s order wrong.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food wasn’t prepared correct, service was very slow.

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BrookeD
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went for casual drinks on the patio. Somewhat strange food, decent drinks.

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RAPB
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found a new spot we really, really like for business lunches. Cool area of Dallas, and the Public School ambiance was so very fun. Our server was very attentive and knowledgeable. She also had a very big smile, which I always appreciate. The Hot Mess sandwich was off the chain, and we share the Churros and Nutella Ice Cream Sandwich for dessert!

At Public School, the label Happy Hour as "Recess!" I cant wait for recess!!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

The service was so bad!! The ac was out and it was warm inside.

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vipSunshine
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The food and service were great!
The restaurant was hot!!!

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vipCeeJay
Dallas
88 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Nothing really great about Brunch. Cleanliness can improve.

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Cook
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience. It was a little warm in the restaurant though.

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JohnW
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Took my spry youngish 80 year old mom here. Very cool place, location is excellent. Dinner on a Saturday evening. Made a reservation for 715p. No issues with reservation, but probably didnt need one.
Food choices were broad and interesting. I had a Caesar salad w chicken, my mom had the fish and chips.
It was good. Drinks were good. The waitress helped by having a paper menu for my mom in addition to the QR digital phone menu. Waitress was probably overly attentive. Cleared my mom's plate before I was finished, picked up the paid bill before we left and seemed in a bit of a hurry.
I'll go back, try something different - the chicken for the salad was a bit chewy.
This would be a good place to watch a sporting event, sit and eat/drink on patio, etc. Good, not great, but good.

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TxCol
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Poke nachos were very good and pizza as well. Server Barak was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

This was by far the worst dining experience I’ve had in Dallas. There were bugs all over the dining room, the Brussel sprouts tasted like gasoline, and we never saw our waiter unless we asked the staff to grab his attention. Will not be dining here again.

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Elizabeth
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The service was absolutely awful, but in their defense I guess it was a holiday weekend? Except the restaurant was empty...not sure how that works.

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MLL4
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Items on already limited menu were not available.

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NeetaJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was both outstanding. The Ahi Tuna Poke Nachos are a must try. It was so delicious. The beer selection is good too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Trying to get reservations was a nightmare! However the manger stepped up and fixed the situation.

But once we were there the service was sub par at best! The food tasted like it had been sitting out for hours! Ingredients looked like pale imitations to what they have in the past. I would have excused this if being Mother’s Day and all, and if they were busy! However that was not the case the dining room looked like a ghost town!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service was good!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Don’t recommend. Service was slow although not crowded. Took 20 minutes to get our drinks after being seated. Atmosphere seemed off. Food was disappointing. Burger ok. Ahí bowl was gross. More of a salad than a bowl. Kind of like a bad TGI Fridays with cooler decor.

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LauraG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience2

Food was terrible, place was boring, and for the mimosas are served in regular glasses!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with a friend for brunch. Visit was great. We had a wonderful waitress, the food was good & the restaurant was socially distanced.

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vipHenryR
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

It’s all in the name. The only thing distinguishing this meal from a public school cafeteria was the Bloody Mary. 10/10 do NOT recommend. Service from hostess to waitress was also subpar.

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CiaraO
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Public School 214 is a very cool restaurant for families or a quick bite to eat with friends. The food was great and although they were short staff the day that we went, Jose still gave us pretty good service. And the location is nice, if you want to take a walk in the area. We will definitely visit again :)

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GeorgeN
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always fresh, comes to the table hot, ingredients are first grade with a good variety of choices. The staff is friendly, courteous, and professional.

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Weslie
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The one in Addison is so much better, but both locations have a great sangria! Burger was undercooked.

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BrittneyM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was very pleasant and easy to joke with, very accommodating and made us feel welcomed.

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vipmattyj
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was delicious but the service was a bit slow and lacked engagement.

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CT1913
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

I was really hoping to have a great experience at this restaurant considering the type of reviews that they have received.We made reservations at 5:45 Saturday evening and arrive at 5:50 PM to be seated. When we walked into the restaurant and we immediately noticed that it was pretty empty and that may be due to the time of the day. We were seated outside which we requested. A member of the wait staff gave us water but not because we asked but because he had a tray with pre-filled water that he was distributing to everyone who was seated outside on the patio. After about 20 minutes I noticed that no one came to get any orders or check on us or greet us. I went inside and asked for a waiter to come to our table to take our order and she responded that she was on her way out. She came to our table and I informed her that we had been waiting about 20 minutes without someone coming to check on us or at least take drink orders. She did not really seem that taken aback by my complaint but she did offer me a free drink. When it came time to order the food my daughter placed an order for a pepperoni pizza and a lemonade, I ordered the peanut butter and jelly burger with a side of the beer battered fish, and my husband had some sort of chicken and rice and vegetables. At first she was not sure if I could get the single piece of fish and stated that she was going to ask the to cook. We proceeded to give her our order since we had been waiting at this point about 30 minutes to place an order. 10 minutes after we thought we placed our orders, she came back to the table and stated that I would be able to get the individual piece of fish and proceeded to ask us again what we would like to order and this Time she wrote it down. At this time it is about 640 and we still have not eaten but I noticed that a table of six that came in well after us had drinks and food well before we did. Our food finally came out at about 650. Burger was good, pizza good, chicken was gross.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Very slow service.

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vipEricaT
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was delicious. I loved the new items on the menu. The fried cauliflower was amazing. Casandra was a great server.

KJ
KershaJ
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience5

My fries were cold and my fried cauliflower wings were old and they refried it to make it seem fresh. I questioned why some of the wings were dark and some was light. The answer was beyond suspect. I was told that it was how the wings were fried, that some wings in the center would be darker than the ones on the outside due the heaviness of the batter. Some bs like that

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RhondaL
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! I went two weeks in a row!

FAQs

Public School - Dallas does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Public School - Dallas also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (214) 599-6234.

Public School - Dallas is rated 4 stars by 181 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.